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No Joke: This Election will Determine Whether Ravena
LIVES OR DIES
Just Say NO! to BRUNO!
Our Polls are Doing Just That: Bill “Moose” Misuraca 74% of Votes, John Bruno only 5%
Keith Mahler 33%, Laszlo Polyak (write-in) 21%, Joel Coye 23% of Votes, Case and Persico each 3%.
Here are some Reasons Why Ravena Needs a New Mayor & New Trustees:
Well, the title graphic above should say it all. Bruno has, in the more than 25 years he’s been in office, succeeded in driving business and residents out of the Village of Ravena! Ravena is fast becoming a real ghost town.
But Bruno hasn’t done it alone. His monkeys on the Village Council have supported him all the way. Two of those monkeys are running for re-election: Martin Case and Rocco Persico. If Ravena is to survive, voters can’t let that happen.
Here are just a couple of reasons to kick their arses out of Village Hall:
Transformed the Village of Ravena from a vibrant model village community of families and neighbors into a ghost town of backstabbers.
Rather than support the RCS Community Library when it was between a rock and a hard place, Bruno-Persico-Case chose to EVICT the community library! To add insult to injury, they even raised the library’s rent by more than $600 a month to punish the library for not being able to move into the new building (which was being renovated by Rocco Persico’s own cousin, Don Persico!)
Bruno-Persico-Case purchased used exercise equipment for more than $40,000 from insider Bob Fisk using tax payer dollars with no inputs from taxpayers!
Bruno-Persico-Case then evicted the RCS Community Library and created a useless fitness center in the library space and installed insider Cathy Deluca as the “director” of Cathy’s new playpen.
Then Bruno-Persico-Case went ahead and budgeted more than $105,000 to finance the Ravena Health and Fitness Center for 2014, paying insider Cathy Deluca more than $30,000 to run the place and getting her civil service classification with full benefits at YOUR expense. The fitness center is losing money, YOUR MONEY, and is a money-pit.
While they were evicting the library and creating a playpen for Cathy Deluca and Nancy Warner, another one of your fine Village trustees, they were busy persecuting local teens and youth, harassing them under unconstitutional local village laws, aided and abetted in their unlawful harassment by the Coeymanazi police department (Gregory Darlington and “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca).
While harassing the kids Bruno-Persico-Case and Nancy Warner were killing the Ravena-Coeymans Teen and Youth Activities Center, a place where the kids could go to get off the streets and stay out of trouble. But the village of Ravena couldn’t allocate a dime for the kids but could spend $40,000 on used exercise equipment for the Cathy Deluca’s playpen, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, plus budget more than $105,000 for the Ravena Heaps and Fatness Club. Ravena-Coeymans youth and teens owe Bruno, Persico and Case a good swift kick!
Mayor John Bruno seems to conveniently forget all of his secret deals and meetings. Think about it Magnolia Circle residents when you think CSX and your missing trees. Two-faced Bruno and his lackies Rocco Persico and Martin Case played stupid when confronted about the unlawfully cut trees. You ought to be really pissed Magnolia Circle residents not only because of your trees but because of the LIES!
Mayor John Bruno and his bunch of flying monkeys, Rocco Persico, Martin Case, Nancy Warner, and William “Bill” Bailey have a lot of explaining to do about their financial mismanagement of the village of Ravena. Too many New York State Comptroller’s audits have turned up too many “mistakes” and too much mismanagement to be just accidental. They’re not accidents, they’re incompetence and corruption! And did you ever try to get Bruno and his monkeys to disclose any of their shady business deals? Good luck! Everything goes on behind closed doors mafia-style until the shite hits the fan and then Bruno says: “I didn’t know!” Just what you want to hear from your mayor, the chief financial officer of the village!
Plenty of money, taxpayer money, to waste or steal in a village with a shrinking tax base. You get to pay more for less and for shoddy management. Who in their right mind would pave new streets over 100-year-old pipelines that regularly burst and flood residents’ basements? Only TEAM BRUNO!
Who paves over natural streams and creeks and installs culverts that can’t handle the flow? The result, constant flooding of parking lots and streets. That’s TEAM BRUNO management for you!
Who uses threats and strong-arm tactics to attract business (Yes! We know, that’s not how it should be done!)? TEAM BRUNO! “If you don’t do it my way, you’ll never do business in or with Ravena again!” That’s how TEAM BRUNO attracts business. Same for residents. No residential growth no business. Great plan TEAM BRUNO! The proof: Check out Main Street Ravena!
The picture above comes from the 2008 film “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor / Action-Fantasy” but could easily be retitled 2014 “The Mummy: Ravena, Tomb of the Dragon Mayor (2014)/ No-Action-Fantasy.”
There’s more, so much more and we’re sure we’ll be hearing from Ravena residents with horror stories about their experiences with John T. Bruno over the past 28 years or so. But the real proof is when you look around Ravena and see the damage that he and his lackies have done.
What’s worse, his two running mates, Martin “Marty” Case, a real loser from the start, and Rocco Persico, a lump of do-nothing, are also employees of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District! Can you imagine that loser Case as a social studies teacher? Or Rocco Persico as a school psychologist? But yes, that’s where they have their main jobs. Your kids are exposed to duds like Case and Persico and you wonder why graduation rates and test scores are abysmal at RCS schools? So it should be no surprise to you that when they got into village hall they did what they do best: NOTHING! Again, YOUR TAX DOLLARS at work.
(And keep your eye on that little dwarf Tom Dolan, that honorary member of the freak show is local Democratic Party chairperson and allegedly has finnagled the votes from his Choice program people and Oakbrook, too! But judging from the percentage of Dems voting in favor of Misuraca, Dolan’s failing as a democrat, too. The polls show 35% of votes for Misuraca are Dems and 32% are Republicans, a total of 67% (plus another 29% from Conservatives and Independents = 95% of votes for Misuraca!) Only 5% carrying Bruno!)
Ravena currently has a Village Council of ONE, Black Mamba Mayor John T. Bruno. Nancy Warner is his bitch; Marty Case, Rocco Persico, Bill Bailey are his freak show stars. Ravena needs a real village council that doesn’t piss itself when the godfather sneers some obscenity. Vote smart with your heart and brain:
Bill Moose Misuraca for Mayor
**Keith Mahler** for Trustee
**Laszlo Polyak** (our write-in choice) for Trustee
Joel Coye (only in an emergency) Trustee Optional
Our polls don’t lie:
Poll Responders Political Affiliations
Bill “Moose” Misuraca (Republican) 74%
John T. Bruno (Democrat) 5%
Keith Mahler (Republican) 33%
Joel Coye (Republican) 23%
Laszlo Polyak 21%
Marty Case and Rocco Persico each 3%
VOTE ROW B ON MARCH 18, 2014
WRITE IN LASZLO POLYAK FOR VILLAGE TRUSTEE OR VOTE FOR JOEL COYE, NOT BOTH.